{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

American Government 7

American Government 7 - American Government 7,8,9 Christian...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
American Government 7,8,9 - Christian evangelicals are siding with Republicans (Christian Coalition) - Political parties - public organizations whose goals are to nominate and elect candidates for office, organize government, and affect public policy - Single-member district- one candidate is elected to represent the people who live within a district; benefits candidate of dominant party - Multi-member district- several people are elected, usually on the basis of total proportion of vote they or their party receive; more amenable to minority and 3 rd party representation 3 Groups of Political Parties Professionals: All are paid workers where the party is their employer. Work includes: raising money, mobilizing sympathizers, developing positions, projecting images, making appeals, compile lists of supporters, coordinate events, handle administrative chores Candidates/Elected Officials: Run on the party’s label, represents the party as a public official Rank-and- file supporters- supporters who tend to side with the party Partisans- people who identify their allegiances with a political party
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Minor Parties Idealogical parties- members subscribe to a common belief system Examples: Communism, Socialism, Libertarians Issue Parties: members subscribe to a similar position on an issue that is important to them Example: Green Party- party oriented toward cleaner and safer environment; Ralph Nader party Candidate-oriented parties- organized to support particular candidate’s major policy position. Short-lived. Example: Reform Party; organized by Ross Perot Third parties are very ineffective in America because of: - Bias of electoral system -
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern